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CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Weather Updates at Your Fingertips

Missouri Mesonet offers real-time weather updates across the state

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. It was 30 years ago when Pat Guinan, with the help of the University of Missouri’s Extension Commercial Agriculture Program, established the first of a small network of automated weather stations in northwest Missouri. The network, known as the Missouri Mesonet, now includes 40 weather stations – 32 of which…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Exploring Careers

Career Exploration Days offer students a look at careers in agriculture, food and natural resources

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. For years, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) has opened the doors of its Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (MOAES) to thousands of high school students to showcase its research, programs and academic opportunities. Referred to as Agricultural Education Days, these events also give students…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: A Community Asset

Infrastructure improvements, new faculty allow Fisher Delta REEC to build on its strong community relationships

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. The T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center (FD-REEC) facilities include 1,119 acres of land at five locations representing the major soil types of the Bootheel region. Research studies are designed to improve production of crops that are of major importance to the southeast portion of the state;…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Farm of the Future — The Digital Age of Agriculture

CAFNR, USDA-ARS collaboration helps farmers adopt digital technologies to improve their operations

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has a long and productive history of research collaborations that have resulted in important long-term data for farmers and producers across Missouri. CAFNR serves as a regular collaborator with USDA-ARS, including numerous current projects within the Cropping Systems and…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: Building Missouri’s Economic Impact

Thompson's feedlot allows specialists the opportunity to feed and keep cattle in the state

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. Beef cattle research was introduced at the Thompson Research Farm, located in Spickard, Mo., in 1963, and since that time the site has served as an important research location emphasizing premium cattle genetics. Thompson, part of the Northern Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC) is continuing to build…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: A Big Plan for a Small Berry

Andrew Thomas, research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology, has received a $5 million Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. Andrew Thomas has big plans for a small berry. Thomas, a research assistant professor in the Division of Plant Science and Technology in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri, has received a Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) grant from the U.S.…

CAFNR/MOAES Research Magazine: New Faces in New Places

New directors, resident faculty focused on driving the MOAES to distinction

This story appears in our MU CAFNR/Agricultural Experiment Station Research Magazine. One of the most important changes during the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station (MOAES) restructure was the consolidation of the research farms into four Research, Extension and Education Centers (REECs) – each with its own director. Hiring committees were formed for each REEC, and, in tandem with CAFNR leadership, directors…

Building a Research Footprint

Kristen Barwick, junior biochemistry major, secured two national awards this summer

When Kristen Barwick made the decision to attend the University of Missouri, her primary goal was to get into a research laboratory. Barwick enjoyed biology and chemistry as a high school student and developed an interest in research after listening to a professor describe their research endeavors. “I honestly didn’t even know research was an option until my senior year…

T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center to Host Field Day Aug. 26

Participants to learn about the latest in agricultural research and real-world applications

University of Missouri’s T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research, Extension and Education Center (FD-REEC) invites the public to its annual Field Day on Friday, Aug. 26, where farmers and other individuals have the opportunity for an in-person look at the latest research conducted at the REEC. “Field Day provides a great way for Missouri’s agricultural producers to talk directly with some…

Mizzou South Farm to Host First Home Garden Showcase

Event to be held Saturday, Aug. 27

University of Missouri South Farm faculty and staff are hoping to help make your thumb a little greener this summer. Eleven researchers and extension specialists will be on hand to help you grow bigger vegetables, attract more pollinators, beautify your ornamental gardens, eradicate more weeds from your lawn, and more from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug. 27 at the first Home…